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Agenda, 2007 Graphite on Paper 7 X 5 Inches
$coundrels
Curated by: Dane Jensen

12222 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
May 19th, 2007 - June 10th, 2007
Opening: May 19th, 2007 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
events@thevenicecontemporary.com
TAGS:  
BIG, business, Political, Art, drawings, LOWBROW, Juxtapoz

DESCRIPTION

"$coundrels” was conceived by Dane Jensen, a Los Angeles-based curator and gallery director, who posed the following challenge to fifteen fine artists: create original drawings based on 19th and early 20th Century political cartoons by Thomas Nast and JN Darling, among others, depicting the big business abuses waged against the American worker. In addition to highly metaphorical interpretations, many of the artists directly incorporated figures and events surrounding the recent business scandals of the 21st Century. Artists exhibiting in “$coundrels” were selected for their backgrounds in modern illustration and use of a heavy stylistic influence in contemporary illustration and/or cartoons. 

Exhibiting artists included Andrew Foster, Lola, Eric White, Bob Dob, Alli Good, Kris Lewis, Joel Dugan, Graham Roumieu, Peter Mitchell, Francesco Locastro, Jesse Peper, Chandler Wood, Ken Garduno, Jason D'Aquino, and Nathan Spoor

“$coundrels” was shown at The Venice Contemporary in Los Angeles and opened on Saturday, May 19, 2007 and ran through June 10, 2007.